Counsel for Ali Hamza Suliman al Bahlul have filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court appealing the October 2016 ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of the District of Columbia.
Our interview is with Michael Daniel, former Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator at the White House and current President of the Cyber Threat Alliance. Plus, Wikileaks, forgetting passwords, end-to-end encryption, and GCHQ.
The New York Times tells us that President Donald Trump signed a much-anticipated executive order rolling back most of former President Barack Obama’s legacy on climate change, celebrating the move as a way to promote energy independence.
A review of what we know about the Justice Department's letters to Sally Yates indicating its intent to invoke executive privilege to keep Yates from testifying before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Messages Between U.S. Agencies and Foreign Governments Not Protected by FOIA Exemption 5, Sixth Circuit Rules
The Freedom of Information Act’s Exemption 5 does not shield communications between U.S. agencies and foreign government agencies, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held on Friday in Lucaj v. FBI.
The Islamic State (IS) is using “virtual entrepreneurs,” who employ social media to connect people in the West to larger extremist communities, encourage radical beliefs, and suggest violent or illegal actions against the non-believer.
Tonight—Hoover Book Soiree: Graeme Wood's The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State
A reminder that the next in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution will take place from 5-7 pm tonight, March 28, when Ben and Samuel Tadros, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom and Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies at the Hoover Institution, will interview Graeme Wood on his new book, The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State.
This series of monthly book conversations about national security law and policy is sponsored by the Hoover Institution's National Security, Technology, and Law Working Group. The conversations take place at Hoover's offices at 1399 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 500, preceded by a reception with food and drink, then recorded for podcasting on Lawfare.
Space for the March 28 event is limited; RSVPs are required. Here is the invitation. We hope you will try to come.
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We've released a new MIT report aimed at helping break the cycle of futility plaguing our efforts to protect critical infrastructure.
Our new Carnegie white paper proposes that countries explicitly commit to refraining from using offensive cyber tools that could undermine financial stability.
In Rare En Banc Session, Surveillance Court to Reconsider Whether ACLU Can Seek Release of Documents
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court will rehear en banc the ACLU's claim that it has standing to assert a First Amendment right to see FISC decisions upholding the government’s bulk data collection program.
A review of David Armitage, Civil Wars: A History in Ideas (Alfred A. Knopf 2017).
On Friday, March 24th, Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement on the pretrial hearings completed over the past week in the 9/11 case.
The military commission takes on black sites, threat assessment rankings, and a government motion requesting for advance notice of the defense's intended use of appellate exhibits.
Amidst the turbulent investigations into the Russia Connection, it is useful to review what made the bipartisan investigation conducted by the 9/11 Commission successful.
Lawfare's roundup of event announcements and employment opportunities.
CNN reports that House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) confirmed this morning that he was on the White House grounds the day before his announcement that he saw information suggesting that the communications of then-President-elect Donald Trump and his advisers may have been swept up incidentally as part of surveillance of foreign nationals.
Is Chinese law enforcement authorized to remotely access data located outside its jurisdiction?
Tomorrow—Hoover Book Soiree: Graeme Wood's The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State
The next in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution will take place from 5-7 pm on Tuesday, March 28, when Ben will interview Graeme Wood on his new book, The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State.
A select committee for the Russia investigation has many potential downsides.
A look at the principle of "militant democracy" embodied in art. 21 sec. 2 of Germany's Basic Law, which provides that the Federal Constitutional Court, the Bundesverfassungsgericht, must declare the dissolution of any political party that seeks to undermine or abolish the free and democratic order of Germany or to endanger its existence.